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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 30, 2010 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Storage Solutions?

Here it is. The hard drive that broke up a marriage:

The La Cie 2TB 2big Quadra External Hard-Drive. You can actually find them for $299 or less...

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I'm curious. What are your thoughts/observations about hard-drives and what HD's do you all use for your storage solutions?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 30, 2010 8:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

hey Cliff I have a 1TB Mybook that is a little too full - approaching 70% - but I am reluctant to add a second because I am actively trying to put the brakes on collecting much more music.

I also have a backup copy of said hard drive in the safe at my office, because I am a freak.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Sep 30, 2010 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

been trying iomega out this year and very happy
with the product so far.just been using a few 320gb
but will be getting a few 1TB over the next few months
as i need to transfer over 2000 shows on dvd's to a few
hard drives for extra backup and easier access to shows.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822186152

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 1, 2010 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Hey Dennis,

Last year I switched my twin RAID(2x1T) config on my desktop and it is cheaper and much faster than most people think. I had 2 500G and was able to upgrade to the 7200rpm 1T's for about a hundred bucks a piece...Its waaaay faster than any externals I have ever used and more convenient....I still have two externals I work with, 1 is a WD elements 650G for vid's and a 250G passport for all my art. I decided to update my internal HD's because I had two seperate externals die on me. One was a piece of shit simpletech 250G I bought about 5 years ago, and another was a WD elements 500G....

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 30, 2010 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

250 GB passport powered by my laptop does the job for me

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 1, 2010 1:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I only use western digital. My wife ( bless her heart ) got me an I/O I think it was called and no sooner had I transferred MOST of my Dead shows the damn thing permanently crashed. Man I was bummed. So not only am I sticking with Western Digital ( so far so good knock on wood ) I am far too worried to go over 300 or 500 GB each. That way if it crashes I wont lose a TB worth of my collection. Easy come easy go these days but I don't want to lose that much.

Here's my question Ive been wanting to ask - I don't do the ipod thing or have my PC wired in to a stereo. Most of all my listening is on CD -in my car ( hour commute each way ) or when we're hanging out on the back deck. Started hating the cd wallet shuffle do I went to jewel cases but the slim cases crack and break easy. Anybody know where to buy better ones, or those cool three or four cd cases where you could fit a whole show in one case?

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Poster: mickmac Date: Sep 30, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I use a basement. Storage is rated in sq. ft. but may be converted to cu. ft. Will hold a shitload of shoeboxes.

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Sep 30, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I've been using a Western Digital 1TB Elements external drive, but it's starting to get squirrely on me. Now I'm reading that these are notorious for power supply problems.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 1, 2010 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Check your file structure - large capacity drives formatted in a FAT32 file system are notorious for getting hinky as they get close to capacity. If you can move the files to another drive temporarily and rebuild the file system in NTFS you might fix some of your problems. One of the knocks against NTFS is the scarcity of maintenance and diagnostic tools - which you shouldn't need if all you are doing is storing stuff.

None of this matters if it's a power supply issue.

Good luck, I had a 750 GB drive crash with a bunch of Dead and String Cheese Incident shows on it. Fortunately it was a clutch issue and the geek squad at my local Best Buy was able to save the data.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 30, 2010 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

You have a lot of space. You need more shows.

I have so little that I can get my life on a 160 gb. I don't have enough time to listen to what I got at the volume that I want.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 30, 2010 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

"You have a lot of space"

I'm afraid that I don't own one of those jumbo La Cie hardrives. I tried to use something that was plausable, yet comicaly ostentatious for the movie.

My personal storage device is a more understated HP 1TB personal media drive. $99 and gets the job done!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 30, 2010 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Dude, you still have a lot of space. :)

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Poster: amosearle Date: Oct 1, 2010 5:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Does anyone else have a problem not saying "I need more shows" quietly but still out loud to themselves since CH released his cartoon? You hit the nail on the (Dead)head!

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 30, 2010 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Nice thing about a Mac is adding internal hard drives... so easy. I have 1.5 TB internal, some of it redundant backup, lots of room to grow.... and 250 GB external for backup of photos and iTunes. I too have had machines fail, but hard drive failure is not as common - I plan to pull these hard drives out and drop them in my next Mac. Lost my last Windows machine to a Trojan/worm - Mac is the way to go.

p.s. I need more shows. It is the new mantra here.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 1, 2010 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I have a LaCie 2TB drive that started to make some noise after a few years so I recently switched to a WD 2 TB drive which i used to store music and back up my hard drive on my notebook. Last week my desktop computer at home had a hard drive malfunction so i replaced it with a 2TB internal drive (only 149 bucks!) and took the old LaCie out and put a bunch of the music on the new internal. The ipod is linked to that computer, however i keep copies of my itunes libraries (3 i think) on several computers/hard drives to try to assure that i don't ever lose everything.

The LaCie still works however it is the second one i have an my original 500 GB one finally crashed out about a year ago. I have come to the assumption that they are made to last about 4-5 years on the outside.

btw Rose loved the cartoon and wanted to know where you hid the mics in our house because she is sure those are her words coming out the soon to be ex-wife's mouth.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 1, 2010 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Cool Larry!

Please give my best to Rose.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 1, 2010 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I bugged my wife long enough that she stopped the sewing project and came over to watch your movie. She laughed her arse off. Said she was glad I made her watch it and she honestly thought it was going to be another Birdsong that, according to me, she just HAD to hear. You really nailed it on that one, nice work.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Sep 30, 2010 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

i don't own a hard drive. i pretty much have everything (of any importance) backed up and alphabetized on DVD. when it comes to photography, i email myself any image of worth (unedited/full resolution). makes for easy access when i'm away from my laptop.

ian

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 30, 2010 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I like the "multiple places/multiple safety nets" approach.

One Seagate 250 gb (all DEAD). 4 yrs old, so size of ext burner unit.

One Seagate 500 gb (all CREAM/photos). 1 yr old, so size of my wallet. Nice.

Three computers, each with 200-300 gb (mix of above/work related stuff). Laptop, work/he puters. Nothing special, but they keep working (fingers crossed).

BU disks: EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING is on at least on two different DVDs. Plus, all music is at least on two CDs. I know that's a lot of disks, but I love "walls of disks", labeled, racked, pointed to at parties, etc., etc. I get disks for "free" at work, more or less. They want us to have everything backed up.

I have had so many computer failures over the yrs (first system was in 83; 8088 IBM with dual floppy [5", really floppy!] drives) that I learned quickly to never have anything in only one place. I even had two computers fail within a week and didn't lose anything. I am the most anal retentive, fastidious, anxiety ridden geek any of you know.

Seriously. Still fun at parties though--every party needs a pooper, right?

[cue SDH humor now?]

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 30, 2010 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I have three 2 TB Western Digital My Book Studio drives. I like them because they have Firewire and USB interfaces which makes downloading pictures easy. They were around $250 at Best Buy.

Two are almost full, however, I too, need more shows........

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